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on television. "sound of sunday" for november 29th. >>> as president obama prepares to announce his new afghanistan strategy, key members of his own democratic party warn he must strike a difficult balance, persuading the american people that sending more troops now is the key to getting out of afghanistan as soon as possible. >> think he has to make a speech that shows that all of our efforts are pointed to our reduced presence in afghanistan, but i think he has to also indicate again and again how critical is it is to our national security. >> but a key republican senator says one thing the commander in chief must not demonstrate is a weakening of u.s. resolve. >> you cannot signal that they are going to be doing their part, but then as soon as it's inconvenient for us to stay, we begin to leave because that's exactly what we've done in the past. that's exactly what they fear. i talked to tribal leaders in kandahar. that's what they feared. they want us to make sure the job is done before we leave and that's why all of the talk about an exit strategy is dangerous and tells the taliban
and this is "state of the union." president obama prepares to announce his new strategy for afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> two influential senators weigh in on troop levels, the timetable, and the cost of war. democrat jack reed of rhode island and republican richard lugar of indiana. >>> now's the time to move forward towards peace. >> a rare hint of movement in the search for middle east peace. we'll check in with special envoy tony blair live from the region. >>> and in our "american dispatch," we travel to seattle to see how despite scarce resources, one program tries to get homeless teens off the streets and on to a better path. >>> this is the "state of the union" report for sunday, november 29th. >>> good morning. hope you all had a great thanksgiving. president obama this week will unveil his long-awaited new strategy for afghanistan. administration sources suggest it includes a significant boost in u.s. troop levels. the official announcement is planned in prime-time tuesday night at the west point military academy before an audience of army cadets and military off
part of the legislation if the obama administration could have figured out how to do a waiver or something easy enough to fix a red tape problem. so that was not a sweetener and she will be in a lot of political trouble if she votes for anything that remotely resemble what is going to go to debate now. >> you say, and i'll trust the judgment of the two new orleans residents especially when they agree that this was something that was necessary for the state. one of the questions is what will it do to the climate in washington because if i'm a senator on the fence now and harry reid needs my vote and she gets that from louisiana i'm thinking the market might be open. let's listen to sharon brown, and she agrees with you, james, that it is a necessary thing, but he does worry about the impact. >> i want to see this bill passed and nobody likes these kinds of deals. anything that's done needs to be in the best interest of those states in this country. i think those probably helped, if that, in fact wanted. i have no way of knowing if it did. i suppose that helped a lot of people i
companies. this got us today, one, the debate. is this is way to do things? the central promise of the obama campaign was to change the way washington works. that's washington, as usual is it not. >> nobody likes these kinds -- any kind of deals. i think anything that's done needs to be in the best -- in the best interest of those states in this country. i think those probably helped, if that in fact really happened, i have no way of really knowing if it did. i suppose that helped a lot of people in louisiana that don't have insurance. and so i think we move forward. we do what we need to do within ethical bounds. we do what we need do within practical bounds. keeping this as we've all said, keeping this bill, keeping the cost down and keeping this bill budget neutral or better as jeanne points out. >> does it make it hard dor that. >> does it create a climate where if you are on the fence -- legitimately on the fence, you think, all right, maybe i want to be a good democrat and swallow my pride or swallow an issue and vote for this in the end but i will get something from this and that will
. in the coming months u.s. troop levels there will likely reach 100,000. on tuesday president barack obama expected to authorize another 34,000 american forces to fight the taliban and help train afghan forces. that is a 50% increase over the 68,000 who are already there. there are also 45,000 troops from other countries as well. cnn is in afghanistan. chris lawrence is in washington to share their insights on the impending troop announcement. thank you, guys, so much for joining us. chris, you returned from afghanistan a short time ago. atia, you are there now. chris, when you're talking to the pentagon and hearing about the troop levels, the pentagon is preparing some 30,000 to 34,000 troops to go over there. how are they preparing them, and how soon before they will possibly go? >> well, from what we're hearing, the first troops could leave just next month, about a thousand marines to leave next month. and then another few thousand to follow after that, possibly in january. after that they will roll out in staggered brigades. there's no way that you could deploy 30,000 to 40,000 troops
. is this the way to do things? the central promise of the obama campaign was to change the way washington works. that's washington as usual, is it not? >> you, go ahead. it is and it isn't. this bill is extraordinarily complicated, this legislation is -- you know, as jeanne said at the outset of the show, 50 years, maybe you could say 75 years, franklin roosevelt attempted it, harry truman really attempted it in earnest -- >> but is it important enough to buy votes? >> i don't say it that way. we all go to the leader and talk about things in our state. and news reports sometimes aren't accurate about what might have been done for somebody or what might not have been done for somebody. i want to see this bill pass. nobody likes these kinds of -- any kinds of of deals. i think anything that's done needs to be in the best interest of those states and this country. i think those probably helped, if that, in fact, really happened, i have no way of really knowing if it did. i suppose that helped a lot of people in louisiana that don't have insurance. so i think we move forward. we do what we need to
laid down their beliefs. sold out their constituents. rolled by pressure from barack obama and harry reid, they voted to move forward a government-run health care bill our nation does not want and can't afford. one member sold her vote to the highest bidder. one member sold out his principles. two more lost what little credibility they had on fiscal responsibility. another put the interests of the left of his party before his own state. and another voted one way after saying she was for another. it's no wonder why democrats voted in the dead of night. >> all right. that is a new strategy. there's much, much more. by the way, that video sent to cnn political editor mark preston. we're going to get into this much, much more with our political experts. mark will be here along with lynn sweet of "the chicago-sun times" and politicsdaily.com. they're coming up at 15 after the hour. >>> the senate vote was simply a procedural motion to allow debate on the health care bill. but to get even that, democrats desperately needed 60 votes to prevent a gop filibuster. that was not a vote to spare.
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